The Majestic Ring of Brodgar is Depicted in this Acrylic Fridge Magnet
If any iconic site can represent the ancient heritage of Orkney, nothing can be better than the Ring o’ Brodgar. This popular stone circle is found on many Orkney calendars, postcards, posters and books. This widely famed Neolithic stone circle, nestles on a stripe of farmland, which perches between two big freshwater lochs on the mainland of Orkney, near Maes Howe and Skara Brae. This magnificent Ring of Brodgar is the third largest stone circle across the British Isles, after Avebury and Stonehenge. Since, the Ring o’ Brodgar has not undergone full excavation, the actual age of the monument remains uncertain. However, it is predicted that the Ring was built between 2500 BC and 2000 BC. The splendour of the Ring of Brodgar is captured on this acrylic fridge magnet souvenir.
Facts About the Ring o’ Brodgar
The Ring of Brodgar was erected in a true circular shape and has a diameter of 103.6 meters. The Ring spans an area of around 8435 square meters. Though, it is said that the ring consisted around 60 megaliths, in present days only 27 stones exist. The stones constituting the Ring of Brodgar are smaller in size in comparison to the huge megaliths that build up the Standing Stones o’ Stenness. They vary in heights, ranging from 2.1 meters to a maximum of 4.7 meters. The Orkney Ring of Brodgar features dual entrance causeways, one at the south-east and other to the north-west end. The width of the south eastern causeway is just over one meter, whereas the north western causeway is 3.4 m wide. This legendary Neolithic stone circle is believed to be a part of a huge prehistoric ritual complex that includes the Stones o' Stenness and the Ring o' Bookan.